When is International Coffee Day?

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When is International Coffee Day?

Today marks international coffee day. Ever since 700AD when goats started acting strange after eating some berries, the world has gone crazy for coffee. The coffee industry has exploded and has ended up becoming the 2nd most traded commodity in the world. Thanks to the international coffee organization, October 1st is now a recognized day of coffee.

Coffee has many benefits. From increased alertness (most of us require this in the morning), to an excuse to catch up with a friend.

How to celebrate International Coffee Day

International Coffee Day is a great way to create awareness of the importance of coffee. Many peoples livelihoods depend on the production of coffee. It is important to ensure that everyone in the coffee production chain, including the environment, is treated fairly. This is why Sourced Coffee strives on sourcing beans with accreditations such as Rainforest Alliance. Keep this in mind when you are looking at buying coffee direct or from a café.

What is the coffee process?

The coffee plant is grown all over the world and flourishes in countries that lie between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, in countries including Brazil, Ethiopia and Indonesia.

There are two main species of coffee: Arabic and Robusta. Arabica is characterized by mildness, acidity and good flavour. Whilst Robusta are generally more earthy and possess body and weight. Both have their place in the coffee world. But generally Arabica is the more sought after bean.

Coffee beans grow inside the cherries of a coffee tree. Nine months after a coffee tree flowers, the cherries are ripe and ready to be harvested. Once harvested the cherries are pulped to remove the fruit.

The beans are then dried out in the sun on raised beds. And then sorted to remove any debris or defects.

The coffee is then delivered around the world to roasters where is sampled and then stored in large silos ready for roasting. Coffee is then roasted in large coffee roasters for the desired roast result.

The coffee beans are then packaged and sent off to suppliers like ourselves for you to enjoy!